The Glyph Comics Awards Committee once again offers fans the opportunity to vote for their favorite black comics story in the 2007 Glyph Comics Fan Award. The 2007 Glyph Comics Awards ceremony will be held during the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention in Philadelphia, May 18-19, and the Fan Award will be among the honors given out to those who represent the best in black comics. This year’s nominees are:
- Black Panther: The Bride, Reginald Hudlin, Scot Eaton & Klaus Janson
- Crisis Aftermath: The Spectre, Will Pfeifer & Cliff Chiang
- Firestorm the Nuclear Man #28-32, Stuart Moore, Jamal Igle & Keith Champagne
- New Avengers #22, Brian Michael Bendis & Leinil Francis Yu
- Storm, Eric Jerome Dickey, David Yardin & Lan Medina and Jay Leisten & Sean Parsons
Fans can vote at the ECBACC website, www.ecbacc.com, for any of the above five nominees. Alternate choices not on the official ballot can be e-mailed to email@example.com. Please note that this e-mail address is ONLY for write-in choices not on the official ballot. Any write-in ballots with any of the five above nominees will be discarded!
The deadline for the Fan Award voting is April 15, 2007.
About the Glyph Comics Awards:
The Glyph Comics Awards recognize the best in comics made by, for, and about people of color from the preceding calendar year. While it is not exclusive to black creators, it does strive to honor those who have made the greatest contributions to the comics medium in terms of both critical and commercial impact. By doing so, the goal is to encourage more diverse and high quality work across the board and to inspire new creators to add their voices to the field.
The awards are named for the blog Glyphs: The Language of the Black Comics Community at Pop Culture Shock, started in 2005 by comics journalist Rich Watson as a means to provide news and commentary of comics with black themes, as well as tangential topics in the fields of black science-fiction/fantasy and animation.
The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention, in association with the Temple University Pan-African Studies Community Education Program, is an annual gathering of comic book creators and retailers who create and sell material that caters to black readers of all ages. In addition to selling their work, they also take part in panel discussions and self-publishing workshops for aspiring creators. The convention is held on the Temple University campus in Philadelphia each May. ECBACC is an outgrowth of the original Black Age of Comics Convention in Chicago, founded by Turtel Onli.
For more information about ECBACC, contact event coordinator Maurice Waters at firstname.lastname@example.org.